J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 70 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
`Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting'
`Masterpiece? Oh yes'
`An astonishing imaginative tour de force'